Nietzsche's Revolution

Décadence, Politics, and Sexuality

Authors: Schotten, C.

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This book claims Nietzsche as a leftist revolutionary but without overlooking the conservative and retrogressive elements of his political philosophy. The author argues that these two 'halves' of his philosophy help construct a new form of politics for contemporary readers, a possibility of revolution post-Marx.

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C. HEIKE SCHOTTEN is Assistant Professor in the department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA. 

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"Heike Schotten s Nietzsche s Revolution puts some kick into well-heeled concepts - will to power, truth, life, health - as well as taking paths less traveled - "Race-Mixing" and "Queering Revolution." Rather than create a consistent Nietzsche, Schotten attempts to embrace his contradictions to present a balanced Nietzsche." - Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University; and author of Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy s Relation to the Feminine

"Seizing upon the incompatibility of Nietzsche s affirmation of life, his identification of life with woman, and his focusing on the emasculation of culture as the central feature of modernity s decadence, Schotten draws attention to both contradiction and gender as operating at the center of Nietzsche s thinking. Noting that Nietzsche could not ultimately capitalize on his own revolutionary potential, this text makes a persuasive case - one that will excite some and enrage others - that there remain important resources in Nietzsche for a post-Marxist, post-structuralist, and post-heterosexist revolutionary agenda. And, insofar as it demonstrates, perhaps more successfully than any other work to date, that gender deserves attention as a central thematic in Nietzsche's critique of modernity, it should take a place among the important contributions to the secondary literature." - Alan D. Schrift, F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy, Grinnell College; andeditor, The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nietzsche's Revolution
Book Subtitle
Décadence, Politics, and Sexuality
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62322-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230623224
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61358-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37823-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 272
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